Prefestival Activities

“… in music we are all eternal for a moment”
 Tasos Leivaditis, Violets for a Season

The pre-festival activities form an integral part of the Molyvos International Music Festival, aiming to diffuse classical music to the wider audience of the island and its visitors. It is a dialogue between classical music and the cultural wealth of Lesbos, the works of man and nature dating back to mythical ages.

The venues are selected on the basis of the theme of the Festival. This year’s topic is “Genesis”, and the places chosen are: The Museum-Library of Stratis Eleftheriadis-Tériade, where we experience the birth of 20th century art, through its exhibits and collections.

The Metochi Study Centre of the Leimonas Monastery, north-west of Kalloni, where the educational role of this 16th-century monastery was regenerated through a contemporary educational meeting with the Norwegian University of Agder. The pre-historic settlement of Thermi, where one of the earliest examples of urbanisation in the Mediterranean is revealed, with urban features and urban & architectural planning from the beginning of the 3rd millennium BC. The Archaic Sanctuary of Apollo, god of light and music, in Klopedi, Aghia Paraskevi, where the Aeolian order was born.

Rallou Kralli-Konstantelli
Head of MIMF Lesbos Committee, Pre-festival activities Curator

Museum – Library Teriade | 19:45

Alexander Borodin (1833 – 1887)
String Trio in G Minor
2. Andantino

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010
5. Bourrées I& II
6. Gigue

Henryk Wieniawski (1835 – 1880)
Étude-Caprice No. 4 in A Minor Op. 18

György Ligeti (1923 – 2006)
Suite for solo viola
5. Lamento
6. Chaconne chromatique

Luigi Boccherini (1743 – 1805)
String Trio in C Major No. 1, Op. 54
1. Allegro con spirito

Carlos Gardel (1890 – 1935)
Por una Cabeza

Philipp Wolheim violin
Maria Wehrmeyer violin
Raphael Paratore cello
Adrien Boisseau viola

Metochi Study Centre | 19:45

Johan Halvorsen (1864 – 1935)
Passacaglia for Violin and Violoncello

Niccolò Paganini (1782 – 1840)
Sonata a Violino Principale

Max Reger (1873 – 1916)
Suite for Solo Viola No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 131d
Molto sostenuto
Andante sostenuto
Molto vivace

Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 – 1931)
Sonata for Two Violins
3. Finale. Allegro vivo e con fuoco

Niccolò Paganini
Caprice for Solo Violin No. 17 in E-flat Major, Op. 1

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
6 Ländlerische Tänze, K. 606, “German Dances”

Philipp Wolheim violin
Maria Wehrmeyer violin
Raphael Paratore cello
Adrien Boisseau viola

The pre-historic settlement of Thermi | 19:45

Franz Schubert (1791– 1828)
Piano Trio in E-flat Μajor, D. 897 (Op. 148), “Notturno”

Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Μajor, D. 898 (Op. 99)
Allegro moderato
Andante, un poco mosso
Scherzo: Allegro
Rondo. Allegro vivace

Arkas Trio

Tuncay Yilmaz violin
Gustav Rivinius cello
Emre Elivar piano

In the Sanctuary of Napean Apollo | 19:45

Joaquín Turina (1882 – 1949)
Piano Trio No. 2 in B Μinor, Op. 76
Lento – Allegro molto moderato
Lento – Andante mosso–Allegretto

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 – 1921)
Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 92
Allegro non troppo
Andante con moto
Grazioso, poco allegro

Arkas Trio

Tuncay Yilmaz violin
Gustav Rivinius cello
Emre Elivar piano